New Year, New Window Styles and Austin Design Trends

Tyler Jorgensen

The start of the new year is an ideal time to update your home design and window treatments with the best new styles of 2017. Whether it’s painting your living room, buying new window coverings or changing out furniture, we have the scoop on what’s hot in 2017 for home design and window treatment trends in Austin.

Dusky Colors & Pastels

Both pastels and duskier colors are growing in popularity while clear, bright colors are on the wane. Shades of cooler colors like blues and grays are especially popular in addition to dusty hues of pink, blue, and yellow. Many hues on the spectrum are evocative of nature from sky blue to Pantone’s color of the year, “Greenery.”. Neutral tones are still found throughout the color palette with whites, grays and darker browns balancing out the other hues.

Pastel green wall in Austin kitchen with shutters.

Painting some of your walls in a neutral tone and then adding in pops of color with feature walls, accessories, and small furnishings is one of the simplest things you can do to add a spark to the color in your home. Then it’s a breeze to use the latest colors in your interior design today and change the accessories out when color schemes adapt down the road. For additional color inspiration, check out Behr’s colors trends for 201

When considering new window coverings, go with those in neutral tones like Polywood® plantation shutters in white or a wood-like stain. These will easily complement any style or color scheme and can stay in place if you swap room colors down the line.

New Trends in Textures

Natural textures aren’t going anywhere in 2017. Fibers that are popular include weaved material in rugs or baskets, rustic wood, and twine. Designers are finding these textures popping up in new places including on furniture, headboards, and conversation pieces. Breathe new life into an old belonging with a small touch such as wrapping a frame in twine or creating artwork from old wood.

Austin bedroom with recycled wood shutters.

Adding textures to your design through window treatments add another level of interest to your décor. Reclaimed wood shutters are constructed using historic, knotted wood that was once part of doors or buildings. The wood has unique twists and knots that bring an all-natural feel to any home. Additional window coverings that bring texture into your home are Ovation® wood shutters or shades made of natural woven material.


Furniture, hardware, and accessories that incorporate a variety of metals are showing up across Austin. Wrought iron, brass, and nickel are especially popular in 2017. You can add metals to your décor by finding industrial, homespun, and vintage pieces such as stools, chairs, or lamps that are built from metals. Also, don’t be afraid to use nickel or brass in your faucets or hardware for a more modern aesthetic.

Contemporary style barn door in Austin kitchen.

Barn door shutters and sliding barn doors are a great way to incorporate metals and add an industrial or homespun look to your house. Barn doors are constructed from solid wood and are available in a wide array of hardware such as wheels, sliding tracks, and door handles that are made of steel.

Find Out More About The Latest Window Treatment Fashions

If you’re in the market for a fresh look for your home, first think about your window treatments. Call Sunburst Shutters Austin at 512-549-6077 or use the form below to schedule a complimentary in-home design consultation and find the ideal window treatments for your unique home, style, and budget.